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breaking news in south san francisco. looks like something out of the movie "fast & furious." two expensive sports cars racing up highway 101 and one car nearly ends up in the bay. good afternoon, i'm michelle
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griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> here is more of that video just in from chopper 5. recovery crews just pulled one of the cars from the rocks near the bay. the gold nissan was badly damaged. and it's not clear yet if it went all the way into the water. the chp says that car was racing an aston martin and the nissan lost control during the midday traffic south of candlestick. no word on injuries. traffic is getting by. the scene should be cleared in the next few minutes. big changes for a bay area police department in the wake of several high-profile police shootings across the country. anne makovec has the plan to give officer a body camera. >> reporter: the mayor is proposing sending $6.6 million for $1,800 body cameras one for
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every officer on the force. >> we would be fools to not pay attention to the dialogue across the country. >> reporter: city leaders hope this body camera will breed trust between officers and the public after several killings of unarmed black man by police across the nation sparked outrage and mistrust. >> this is a role for technology to be playing in allowing us to build more public trust and also transparency and accountability with our residents. [ gunshots ] >> reporter: this killing in south carolina brought the importance of video evidence to light. it was shot on a cell phone and proved an officer shot walter scott as he was running away. body cameras would provide that evidence in every case and help protect officers from false accusations. >> the officers know they are wearing 'em so their behavior is going to be better, and by telling the citizens that they're going to be on camera,
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then the citizens are going to behave better, too. all the way around it will make for a better police-citizen interaction. >> reporter: there are some concerns about private and and what rules govern the cameras' use. the police commission will take input from the police union and the aclu. in san francisco, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> the mayor's budget also calls for the hiring of 250 police officers within the next year. that budget has to be approved by the full board of supervisors. in baltimore the police department says it's completed a criminal investigation into the death of freddie gray. results were turned over to the prosecutor, who will decide whether charges will be filed. police say in their investigation they found the van carrying gray during his arrest made an additional stop on the way to the station. he died from an unexplained spinal injury a week later. crowds pulled a teen to safety in nepal. [ applause ]
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>> he spent 6 days buried in the wreckage of a seven-story building that collapsed around him during the:7.8 quake. the 18-year-old says he hid behind a motorcycle. it took rescuers five hours to get him out. >> this is what we do and it's amazing. >> this is the latest in a string of remarkable rescues including that baby boy who was found alive after being trapped for 22 hours following the quake. and here's the latest information on the nepal quake. more than 5500 people are now confirmed dead at least 11,000 are injured and the united nations estimates 2.8 million people have lost their homes. the family of that 9-year- old stabbing victim says they had no idea his teen killer was having mental difficulties. william schultz had a mental evaluation hours before the attack. schultz admitted to stabbing 9- year-old jordan almgren early sunday morning. he was charged with murder along with special circumstances of lying in wait.
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the closed corinthian college campuses are temporarily opening their doors again today. former students are showing up to get their transcripts and meet with other colleges about possibly transferring. corinthian college campuses abruptly closed this week due to financial problems. 16,000 students are now scrambling to figure out how to finish their educations. >> very abrupt and it happened overnight and we should have been more in the loop or the school should have been allowed to start a new semester. i just paid $600 last week. it's kind of ridiculous. >> former students can have their federal student loans dropped if they choose not to transfer any credits. but they will still be on the hook if they use the current credits at new colleges. a sea lion struggling to survive on his own made his way on the streets of san francisco this morning. this little guy named rubbish is back in safe care right now. he was first discovered under this car in the maria.
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his head laying down on the sidewalk under this car in the marina. at 8 a.m. he had to be coaxed out from under the car at marina and divisadero. crews used the net to get it into a transport cage. it was then taken to a marine mammal center in marin. he has been there before and was just released back in march. vet staff say he lost 17 pounds since then. and they are looking into possible health issues now. thousands of registered nurses at eight california hospitals are walking off the job today. several of those sutter hospitals are right here in the bay area. reporter sean bennett with what they're so upset about. >> well, it's not every day that you see this parkway looking like this with screaming, music, nurses striking and people honking their horns. we take a look at this, all different kinds of signs being held out here in roseville. [ screaming ] >> reporter: staffing and other issues as contract negotiations continue. the california nurses association says the registered nurses are calling on hospitals
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to increase staffing levels and take extents to retain experienced workers. they are also demanding policies that give rns a stronger voice in patient care. jennifer here, why are you so passionate about this? >> because i'm out here for my patients and the patient safety and health. >> reporter: what is the hospital not doing? >> they are not giving us the tools to take care of our patients effectively and safely. >> reporter: you're bringing your kid out here. why are you out here in 90- degree weather expected today? >> we're here for patient safety. we have been in negotiations for a year. sutter isn't just listening to us, unfortunately. >> reporter: meanwhile, sutter roseville did comment about the nurses' striking on the street. >> i respect their right to be there. i don't make the same choice to be there. >> i want people to feel comes that they can be here. this is an issue of a contract between sutter medical, sutter roseland medical center and california nurses association. i want people to feel comes that they can come here. but the issues get solved at the table not in the streets.
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>> reporter: the employees won't be allowed back in until tuesday since replacement nurses were hired for five days. the nurses will strike through today. back to you. >> sutter health says a full- time nurse averages $140,000 per year with an employer paid pension, get up to 40 paid days off a year. you only have a few hours left to sign up for health insurance through "covered california." you can sign up today at libraries in fremont, san lorenzo and concord. the "covered california" website lists places to enroll. people without health insurance will pay a tax for a penalty. >> most people are working long hours, low wages, and inequality in wealth. >> that's bernie sanders of vermont. he says he will challenge hillary clinton in the democratic primary race but
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won't switch parties. vietnam people across the bay area are learning it will take a lot more than hard work to preserve their culture and language. >> hours of burning and this fire is still going. why firefighters can't fight these flames. >> from the kpix 5 weather center, good afternoon, everyone! we are soaring into the 90s today. i'll show you where and how long this heat wave will last coming up.
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wall street getting crushed today in a big way! look at the market down 247 points! not a good day. well, festivities today in vietnam 40 years to the day since the fall of saigon. thousands gathered there today for a big military parade and what's now known as ho chi min
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city. it was this day in 1975 communist forces ended the decades lock conflict. more than 58,000 americans died in the fighting. and now the largest number of vietnamese americans in the country is in san jose at 160,000. only on 5 this noon kiet do shows us the challenge of keeping the culture alive with younger generations. >> reporter: the year was 2001. bobby hernandez, a mexican- american, was the nervous groom in a vietnamese wedding ceremony. it doesn't get more san jose than that. >> how young we were. >> i had hair. >> reporter: 1 years later their two young children are seeing it for the first time 13 years later. [ applause ] >> that's you, right? >> what do you think of mom and dad? [ non-english language ] >> reporter: the bride, sara do says she has been waiting for this moment to pass on what it means to be vietnamese. >> we have these mixed kids. and i wanted them to grow up
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with some really rooted values. and i think the start of that is to have a traditional wedding ceremony. >> whoo! [ applause ] [ helicopter ] >> reporter: it's been 40 years since the fall of saigon and vietnamese immigrants all over the bay area are now struggling to preserve their culture. ty nguyen brought his teenaged son for the first time to the south vietnamese memorial in san jose. >> are you glad your dad brought you? >> yes. i didn't want to come at first but after seeing this it was actually really good and very informative. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: the younger generation could forget but if their parents make the effort they will remember. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: it has not been easy. van lang in san jose is one of the largest vietnamese schools in the country but enrollment declined 25% to just 900 students this year. they say kids are speaking less vietnamese at home. >> you actually have to lower
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the curriculum so that they can learn vietnamese. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: at this arts class in east san jose grandparents are encouraged to play with their grandchildren and speak to them in vietnamese. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: what happens when our grandparents are gone? >> that's why i think, over time, the culture will change. not that the children are growing up in america, they gonna take on certain value, certain american values and which vietnamese values do they want to keep? that's called the vietnamese nest. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: and so this is a big day in the vietnamese community where everybody reflects on how far they have come and have to go. there is a big commemoration in the noon hour at the viet museum in kelly park in east san jose. kiet do, kpix 5. >> we have much more on the end of the war and the lives of vietnamese americans in the bay area. coming up in our special "fall
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of saigon: 40 years later," it airs tonight at 7:00 here on kpix 5. time for weather now. we could hit maybe we already have 90s in some areas? >> we haven't hit 90s as of yet. but that's a good call, frank. we are forecasting temperatures at least a good 15 degrees above average for this time of the year. let's see what they're report reporting timid. thanks mike in san jose for checking in with us. that's 81 degrees. brian bower reporting from san ramon. thank you very much, sir. temperatures at least 23 degrees warmer at this hour than just 24 hours ago. look at this. pristine conditions. visibility unlimited right now with an offshore flow. that's what that looks like. that tells the picture. santa rosa 84 degrees. it's the low 80s throughout the tri-valley 83 concord with
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northeast winds offshore winds that are blowing this way. gusting up to 20 miles per hour in concord. so high pressure is building in providing us with a little mini heat wave today and tomorrow. this area of low pressure will slide down the coast beginning friday night. that will enhance our marine layer return us more to west 10 to 20-mile-per-hour winds so those temperatures go down for saturday and sunday. up into the 90s today in throughout the sacramento valley, 93 degrees in fresno back through merced and modesto. mid-60s in the greater lake tahoe area. monterey bay at 77. wow! with the very dry conditions, right now, the mulberry, oak and grass count are on the medium to high side. not so bad over the weekend. sundown just before 8:00. the sun comes up with a minute earlier tomorrow morning at 6:14 and smack in between, we'll have a mild evening 40s and 50s after highs today 79 in san francisco when the average high is 63 degrees; low 90s in throughout the tri-valley; 80s in throughout the santa clara
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valley and the peninsula. pair of 8s in napa. check this out. again the mini heat wave continues on friday. we bring in cooler air weekend through monday. the world golf championship is going on, what a week for golf right here in the bay area. >> that's right. the ladies last week, got the men this week. >> all right. >> all right. >> we want you to be a weather watcher. cbssf.com/weatherwatchers. >> great. thank you, roberta. a massive fire right now in fresno could burn through the night. the fire is burning in a utility yard where pg&e power poles are stored there. it's only 2 acres. the flames are too intense now for firefighters to put out. they are waiting for the fire to burn itself out. firefighters say the lack of hydrants in the area is making it difficult to fight. no word on how that got started. still ahead giving kids an outlet for energy on stage. this week's jefferson award winner is helping kids take a bow. >> and a reminder, if you have a consumer problem or question, call our hotline.
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888-5-helps-u. volunteers are there right now.
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it's the perfect mix of fruit and veggies. tony and stephanie tantillo are serving up a dish of tomatoes and squash. >> i saw some beautiful italian squash at the market this
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morning. steph and i said, let's make something but let's keep it really, really simple. italian squash is so mild and it's almost like the long italian squashes the kakoo tsa squashes we call them in italian. they cook up like that. so we put that in with mushrooms and tomatoes and cooked them together absorbing all the flavor. >> we started with the mushrooms and then put in the squash and then the tomatoes. very last because we wanted to just heat them up. >> now we're going to spice it up with red pepper flakes. >> i'm going to add a generous amount of oregano with the earthy flavor and coarse salt. look how beautiful that is. >> so simple and healthy too. >> lots of color. >> great vegetarian option. >> yes. >> grab a spoon. >> get to work some san francisco kids are taking to the stage under the direction of this week's jefferson award winner. kpix 5's elizabeth cook went to the theater to get her story. reporter: a typical day at
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this after-school program begins like this. >> your costume? >> they are getting a vehicle to act out, to find a voice for self-expression, to use their imaginations in ways that they probably haven't been challenged to do. >> reporter: it's called handful players. judith cohen created the musical theater program for kids from kindergarten to high school in the city's western addition. she finds performers from around the bay area to teach the classes. ryan marchand has a full-time job and is also an actor. >> i do feel like i am giving back to the community and -- and importantly, i feel like i am a part of the community. >> reporter: at the end of the semester, the students put on a musical for their parents. >> they always end in a performance so that the children can realize that sense of accomplishment by taking the stage and getting that applause. [ applause ] >> the performances are all written by local playwrights
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and are often about influential people and important events in their community. these students are rehearsing a play about the president of the board of supervisors london breed and the principal of john muir middle school. judith started handful players nine years ago with the intention of it being a three- month break from her marketing career. it turned into a full-time volunteer job one that would have the potential to change young lives. >> you think about everything you could have accomplished if there had been one person to tell you that were good at it or that you are on the right path. >> until they take that bow, i don't think they have dreamed of what they were working towards. ♪[ music ]♪ >> reporter: for giving kids the chance to walk into the spotlight in life and on stage, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to judith cohen. elizabeth cook, kpix 5.
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>> handful players can always use donations. your time or your talent, costumes or prop. if you can help, use the link in or
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[music] i love my sister. my heart doesn't see race. love is love.
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coming up tonight at 5:00, she just lost her case on judge judy. but police say she didn't learn her lesson. how one woman was busted for stealing on the flight home. that story and more at 5:00. >> now she's going to face a real judge. >> yes. >> really. >> good story there. >> that's not good. >> not good at all. but what is good is the weather. >> the weather. >> yeah, we have 60s, 70s at the beaches today, 80s across the bay, 90s inland. >> let's go have fun. >> a's game. >> have fun.
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[ seagulls calling ] [ birds chirping ] >> nicole: you can't tell rick. what if he freaks out? >> maya: he won't. he'll understand. >> nicole: maya, if you tell rick, you could lose it all. rick, your house, your job everything you have worked so hard for -- [ snaps fingers ] gone. why would you want to do that to yourself? >> maya: all this time you've been telling me to be honest with rick. >> nicole: well, i was wrong. >> maya: what changed? >> nicole: i'm worried you might lose this life. you've got a good thing going for yourself. i mean, why bring up your past? just leave it. leave it all behind. whatever you do, do not tell

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